EPA Takes Action to Protect Pollinators

On June 20, 2014, President Obama released the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. The strategy helps reduce honey bee wintering loss, restore monarch butterfly populations, and enhance acres of land for pollinators.

As we know pollinators are extremely important to human and environmental health because they determine fertilization, fruit, and seed set for thousands of plants that are grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines. Unfortunately, pollinators have been undergoing a drastic decline due to pesticides, habitat change, diseases, and more.

In conjunction with the National Strategy, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has constructed a  Proposal to Mitigate Acute Risk to Bees.

You can be part of this project by addressing your concerns for the proposal via public comment. Commenting is open until July 29, 2015. For more information visit http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/epa-actions-protect-pollinators.

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